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Minnesota Senate Passes Anti-Bullying Bill

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill aimed at helping prevent bullying in schools.

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308 Road Construction Projects Planned in 2014

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says crews will undertake 308 road construction projects in 2014.

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News @ Noon: Minnesota Twins Preparing For Home Opener [AUDIO]

The Minnesota Twins have started the season on the road, playing against the White Sox in Chicago. They also travel to Cleveland to take on the Indians this weekend, before coming home on Monday for their Home Opener. Twins spokesman Chris Iles was on the News @ Noon show on WJON today (Thursday) talking about their big plans for the home opener at Target Field.

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3 Rescued From Ice On Mississippi River In Brainerd

Firefighters scaled a steep embankment in Brainerd to rescue three young men from a floating chunk of ice on the Mississippi River. Fire Chief Kevin Stunek says the men, in their late teens or early 20s, were walking on the river's edge late Wednesday afternoon when a piece of ice broke free from shore and carried them out on the Mississippi.

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Minnesota’s Foreclosure Crisis Nears End

Minnesota's foreclosure crisis is nearing an end after eight long years.

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4 Pipe Bombs Found In Maplewood, No Injuries

Police say one person is likely responsible for planting all four pipe bombs found in Maplewood over the past week.

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Teen Pleads Guilty in Slaying of Church Volunteer

A 19-year-old man changed his mind during trial and has decided to plead guilty to killing a friend's grandmother.

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Trial In Slaying Of Willmar Church Volunteer Continues

Jurors in Kandiyohi County will decide whether a 19-year-old man planned to kill a friend's grandmother. Brok Junkermeier's trial continued Wednesday at the county courthouse.

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State Says Revenue Agency Ready For Tax Returns

People waiting for the go-ahead to file their Minnesota tax returns after late changes to state law can now move forward. State Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans said Wednesday that state systems, paper forms and popular filing software have been updated to accommodate new breaks that affect one in 10 filers.

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Man Dies After Falling Through Ice

A man who broke through the ice on a Burnsville pond has died.

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